Legislation has been established which places responsibility for fire safety on the business. An essential requirement is to undertake a Fire Safety Assessment in Scotland.
1st Choice Fire Protection are a leading provider of safety and risk assessment services in Scotland. This crucial element of fulfilling your legal obligations can be provided by our expert team. The work is carried out on your premises and is implemented by experienced and highly qualified personnel.
We will establish what kind of activities are carried out there as well as the risks of a fire occurring. We will also review the harm that could cause so we can support you with rectifying the issues. These procedures are necessary for your business because it is your responsibility to follow the law.
Legislation for Fire Safety Assessments in Scotland
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and in Scotland The Fire (Scotland) Act 2005 and the associated Fire Safety Scotland Regulations 2006 are easily accessible so you can see the requirements.
The legislation also stipulates that it is a legal requirement for the majority of UK businesses to undertake a fire safety assessment. This will identify fire hazards and people at risk so actions can be taken.
This falls under the remit of the ‘Responsible Person’. This person could be the Employer, Manager or Owner.
It is the Responsible Person’s duty to ensure the fire risk assessment in Scotland is carried out by a “Competent Person”. This is defined as someone who has had sufficient training and has good experience or knowledge of fire safety.
What is a Fire Safety Assessment in Scotland?
A Fire Safety Assessment follows a 5-step process so is very clear and easy to follow. More details can be found here so you can gain a detailed understanding. The process allows us to make a full and thorough evaluation so you know how to protect you and your staff from the danger of fire.
- Identify people at risk from fire, including employees and visitors.
- Identify fire hazards within your premises including possible sources of ignition.
- Evaluate the risks and assess existing fire safety measures on your premises.
- Record the Fire Risk Assessment information as these findings must be recorded, by law, in certain circumstances.
- Review the Fire Risk Assessment at regular intervals.
Despite the pandemic, you are still required to provide Fire Safety measures to your employees and property so make sure you know your obligations.
1st Choice Fire Protection Services are highly regarded, leading providers of fire safety services. We will ensure that your Fire Safety Assessment in Scotland is safely carried out. In addition, we provide regular reviews because maintaining your assessments is so important.
For more information or to book an assessment for your businesses, please contact us.